Wednesday, January 15, 2014

CON Bill That Promotes Modernization of Nursing Facilities Advances

Today, the House Health and Innovation Committee advanced HB 287 by Rep. Frank Artiles (R-118), the Certificate of Need bill that increases flexibility to move nursing facility beds and create incentives to replace old buildings with modern facilities designed to meet the long-term health care needs of aging baby boomers.

HB 287, along with its Senate companion, SB 268 by Sen. Denise Grimsley (R-21), preserves the current Certificate of Need (CON) law which promotes health care cost containment, encourages home and community-based care and prevents unnecessary duplication of long term care services. In addition, it encourages the establishment of new or expanded facilities and encourages renovation or
replacement of existing facilities, which will best meet consumers’ needs and ensure that high quality services are provided.

As HB 287 continues to move through the process, FHCA is asking your help with contacting your Representative to urge them to support this legislation by co-sponsoring the bill. Please click here to e-mail your legislator and ask them to sign on as a co-sponsor.

Click here to read FHCA's Issue Brief and learn more about this important legislation.

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